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July 10th, 2014

New furniture store opens

July 10, 2014

A new store that recently opened on Willipie Street is specializing in selling gently used furniture items, dishware and home decor.

Everyday Furniture & More opened May 30, joining the many other locally-owned shops in downtown Wapakoneta.

Store owners Eric and Jenny Kent have close ties to Wapakoneta, and wanted to open up a store that would benefit the community they grew up in.

Board preps for election

July 10, 2014

November is months away, but for the Auglaize County board of elections it seems to be right around the corner.

The board of elections met Wednesday morning to discuss its national change of address (NCOA) mailings, deadlines for petitions and the upcoming ballots for the Nov. 4  midterm election.

Director of the board of elections, Michelle Wilcox said 933 NCOA letters were sent out along with 1,002 supplemental mailings.

Only Believe Ministries celebrates with ice cream

July 10, 2014

BOTKINS — In the spirit of summertime, Only Believe Ministries hosted an ice cream social for parishioners and guests after its regular Wednesday service yesterday.

“It’s a time in which church can come together, friends can come together, and just enjoy some fellowship and enjoy some ice cream at the same time,” Only Believe Ministries Administrator Eric Smith said.

Smith said the event was a great way for parishioners to catch up on their summer activities.

Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49

July 10, 2014

Melissa Stolz Schlarman, 49, of Bismarck, N.D. and formerly of Celina, died July 6, 2014, at Standford Hospital in Bismarck. She was born Dec. 8, 1964, in Celina, to Marvin Stolz and Rita Piper, who survive in Celina. Also surviving in Celina is her step-mother, Diana Bruggeman, and step-father, Steve Phillips. She was formerly married to Joe Schlarman, who survives in Powell, Ohio. 

July 9th

Mary Rose Pruitt, 84

July 9, 2014

Mary Rose Pruitt, 84, of Brandon, Fla., died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care. She was born on May 31, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Elbert and Emma (McElroy) Edmiston, who preceded her in death. 

‘Miracle baby’ set for third heart surgery

July 9, 2014

Although he faced immeasurable odds since before birth due to a heart defect, a local baby is described as “happy, lovable” and mostly healthy.

Before he turned 1 year old, Carter Comer, of Wapakoneta, had two surgeries on his heart due to a rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in which the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped.

Library turned Lego land

July 9, 2014

Legos took center stage Monday afternoon at the library.

Sprawled across the carpet of the children’s section, kids were invited to participate in the libraries robot Lego building challenge.

Youth Services Coordinator of the library, Kristine Spyker, said Lego building is a recurring event at the library.

“We have Lego building club every first Monday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m.,” Spyker said. “It’s drop in and play and do whatever you want to do.”

July 8th

United Way kicks off Christmas in July

July 8, 2014

Representatives from the United Way of Auglaize County are asking local residents to embrace the spirit of giving felt during the holiday season at its sixth-annual Christmas in July food drive this Saturday.

Deputies probe string of burglaries

July 8, 2014

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible link between four residential burglaries reported near Waynesfield in the past week.

Sheriff Al Solomon said there was forced entry into each of the four homes, along with similar items taken, including jewelry and other valuables. 

He said each burglary is believed to have occurred during daylight hours on Thursday, July 3.

Council sees light agenda

July 8, 2014

Entertaining a light agenda, Wapakoneta City Council heard a proclamation and discussed five ordinances.

A college student, Albert Sakowitz, of Westbury, N.Y., read a proclamation honoring Neil Armstrong and designating July 7, 2014, as Neil Armstrong Day.

A student of history, especially aviation history, Sakowitz is proposing that several sites within Wapakoneta be considered from national historic site status.

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